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Salam..we live in a catholic country my family to open a 5 star hotel it is very luxury MASHALLAH but we decided not to put beer alcholic drinks but then the minister came to visit he said to sell beer alcholic drinks or else the hotel won't be 5 star hotel what can we do?we thought in putting acholic drinks but we wont eat with that money..what can we do?is right out decision?

asked 39227 suniza's gravatar image

This is an example of how cautious a Muslim needs to be prior to making a decision regarding business ownership.

Not all businesses are for Muslims.

One has to scrutinise the inner workings of a business before making a decision. Anything related to alcohol is unsuitable.

Both the Holy Quran and the Sunnah clearly state that alcohol and any other intoxicants are forbidden.

Intoxicants were forbidden in the Qur'an through several separate verses revealed at different times over a period of years.

In the Quran, Alaah SWT says:

(4:43) O you who have believed, do not approach prayer while you are intoxicated until you know what you are saying or in a state of janabah, except those passing through [a place of prayer], until you have washed [your whole body].

(2:219) They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, "In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit."

(5:90) O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.

(5:91) Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist?

On the subject of selling and buying, Mohammad saws stated:

Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #2776, Narrated Anas ibn Malik

Allah's Messenger saws cursed ten people in connection with wine: the wine-presser, the one who has it pressed, the one who drinks it, the one who conveys it, the one to whom it is conveyed, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who benefits from the price paid for it, the one who buys it, and the one for whom it is bought.

In your situation, as you are living in the Catholic country where non-Islamic laws prevail, you have placed yourself in an awkward position. For you, as a Muslim family, you are not at liberty to sell or deal with alcohol.

Now as the expectation to sell alcohol is there, you can only do one of the following two:

  1. Sell this business
  2. Retain this business and operate it as a 4 star hotel, without alcohol

If you were to retain it you will have business loss but this is better than disobeying Alaah SWT who has given clear instructions regarding intoxicants.

May Alaah SWT guide you on the right path with your decision.

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answered 5236 stronghold's gravatar image

As i am not a islamic scholar but i give you suggestion brother you should not sell alcoholic drink this is against islam. As i appreciate your thought you are not interested in it too. IF they dont allow you to to run 5 star hotel without alcohol then stwich to other business

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answered 1183 saleemkhan's gravatar image

Thank u for the advice Alhamdullilah

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answered 39227 suniza's gravatar image

salam, u are not allowed to be around anywhere were there is alcohol involved i would advice u not to put alcohol drinks because u will be committing sin just like how a Muslim is not allowed to drink alcohol its the same as being around it also there grave punishment for this so i would stay away from it- i don't want to scare u but this i what i know hope it goes well for u inshallah

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answered 40 Fashionista's gravatar image

Salam, You should NOT sell alcoholic drinks. You won't use the money anyway, and you're not allowed to work somewhere where alcohol is served if you're a Muslim. Tell the Minister this and I hope this business goes well for you, Insha'Allah. Salam.

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